Granbury man charged in felony marijuana case

March 26, 2015
Brandon Dakota Clowers, 19, of the 1400 block of Walters Drive in Granbury, will face a felony count of possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces/less than 5 pounds, after being arrested March 19 at his residence by a Granbury police officer.

Prints of Code Talker painting available to support Veterans Museum

March 26, 2015
Prints of an original painting of Navajo Code Talkers by artist Doug Prine of Nemo are available for $100, and proceeds benefit the U.S. Veterans Museum of Granbury. The painting went for $2,100 in an auction Saturday in Glen Rose during a banquet and program that featured two Navajo Code Talkers. Tom Green, the museum’s curator, said Thursday afternoon that seven prints have been sold so far. To order a print of Prine’s Code Talker painting, call the Veterans Museum at 817-578-3288, or Prine at 817-357-0653.

Kroger Marketplace nearing completion

March 26, 2015
The new Kroger Marketplace at US 377 and Highway 4 is just a few weeks from completion. According to store manager Diann Lewis, the grand opening will be May 1.

Lance McLean Memorial Highway bill passes committee

March 26, 2015
Senate Bill 671 – a bill to rename a portion of Loop 567 after Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Lance McLean, who was killed in the line of duty – has passed committee, according to State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury). Birdwell and State Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) have joined together in the effort to honor the slain deputy.

Granbury man charged with felony drug count

March 25, 2015
Richard Todd Hammond, 39, of the 3600 block of Pecan Arbor Court in the Wildwood East subdivision, is facing a felony count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 4 grams/less than 200 grams, after being arrested March 19 by a Granbury Police officer, according to Hood County Jail records.

Alcohol sting catches four clerks selling to minors

March 25, 2015
In an alcohol sting last Saturday, four of 31 local store clerks sold alcohol to minors in the surprise event staged with Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies working with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), officials said. One 48-year-old female was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor. The other three clerks are eligible for the TABC’s education program and, if completed, their misdemeanor charges will be dropped.

Kaspar: Bill to strengthen stalking protective order law has passed Texas Senate

March 25, 2015
County Attorney Lori Kaspar says she has just received word that a bill that will increase punishment for repeat violators of stalking and sexual assault/abuse protective orders passed this morning (Wednesday, March 25) in the Texas Senate. Kaspar traveled to Austin last week to testify about the need to raise the offense from a Class A misdemeanor to a third-degree felony. Acting on her concerns about victims and repeat offenders, State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) filed Senate Bill 352. State Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) filed Senate Bill 147, which is virtually identical to Birdwell’s.

Register for door prizes at Community Easter Egg Hunt

March 25, 2015
The Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt is planned Saturday, March 28, with the whole family in mind. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m.  at Granbury City Park, 1218 W. Pearl St. Free food, games and entertainment are scheduled in addition to the egg hunt. Door prizes will be given.

Sports Updates

Pirates advance in soccer playoffs

March 26, 2015
The Granbury Pirates defeated Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt 2-0 in their Class 5A Region I bidistrict soccer match Thursday at Farrington Field. The Pirates (12-3-2) move on to face the winner between Denton (14-1-2) and Fort Worth Carter Riverside (10-6) early next week in the second round. Denton and Riverside will play Friday night. Wyatt finished the season with a 12-5-2 record.

GHS sports schedule changes

March 26, 2015
The Granbury softball JV and varsity games against Crowley for Tuesday will now be played on Monday.  The JV will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7 p.m.  These games will still be played at the Lady Pirate Softball Field. Also, the Granbury JV Purple baseball team will now take on Benbrook on Saturday at noon. This will be a doubleheader and will be played at Granbury Middle School. The JV Gold game against Cleburne on April 17 at 5 p.m. will now be a doubleheader. These games will still be played at Tidwell Field. The JV Purple will now take on Cleburne on April 18 at noon at at Tidwell Field.

Rival Cleburne hands Pirates first district loss

March 24, 2015
The Granbury Pirates dropped their first District 8-5A contest of the season Tuesday night, falling 4-0 to Cleburne at Tidwell Field. The Pirates (6-3-2 overall) fell to 2-1 in district.

Lady Pirates fall to Centennial

March 24, 2015
The Burleson Centennial Lady Spartans (8-1, 4-1 in District 8-5A) handed the Granbury Lady Pirates (1-9, 1-4) a 21-1 home loss Tuesday night.

Rattlers tearing up foes in 13-2A baseball

March 24, 2015
The Tolar Rattlers defeated the Lipan Indians 26-0 Monday as Lance Smith pitched a perfect game. Tuesday, they blanked Gorman 10-0. The Rattlers (7-1-1, 4-0 in District 13-2A) have outscored their league opponents 87-1.

Pirates top upset-minded Everman

March 23, 2015
Landon Weatherly singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in Chance Turney with the game’s only run as the Granbury Pirates (6-2-2) improved to 2-0 in District 8-5A baseball with a 1-0 victory against Everman (1-9, 0-2) at Tidwell Field Monday. Chandler Roop pitched a two-hitter for the Pirates, striking out seven and walking none.